Tanzania National Parks – Combine the Best Experiences
Tanzania national parks can broadly be divided into North, South and West amongst which are the most famous safari destinations but also a few hidden gems.
19 Tanzania national parks and nature reserves in Tanzania cover about 37% of the country. These 155,000 square miles of protected areas are home to an incredible 310 mammal species, including the Big Five and over 910 different types of birds.
Located 1.5 hours outside Arusha on the foothills of Mount Meru , Africa’s 5th highest mountain. Many hikers use this peak to prepare for Kilimanjaro. Arusha National Park’s common big game species are giraffe, zebra and buffalo as well as primates in the forest patches. You can also see flamingos, whilst canoeing on the Momella Lakes.
Size: 53 sq miles / 137 km²
Notes: It is not a Big 5 park.
ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK ITINERARY
We’ll pick you up from your accommodation in Moshi around 7 in the morning and drive for about 1,5 hours before we reach the entrance of Arusha National Park. From here you’ll drive to Momella gate, where an armed ranger will be waiting for you to start a walking safari. Yes, you read that right! Arusha National Park is one of the few parks to offer this option, and we highly recommend it as it allows you to get really close to the animals. If you wish to skip the walking, we can also arrange a full-day game drive for you, please just let us know during your reservation.
You’ll almost certainly see zebras, giraffes, baboons, buffalos and colobus monkeys, and with a bit of luck maybe you’ll even spot an elephant or a leopard. The landscapes are stunning as well, with the Momella lakes and the Ngurdoto crater as absolute highlights. Around the lakes, you’ll also be able to see hundreds or thousands of flamingos.
After a picnic lunch, we’ll take you on a game drive that will last for most of the afternoon, to discover even more places that are not reachable during the walking safari. You’ll be back in Moshi between 7 and 8 pm approximately.
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